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Family and Child

Beyond core requirements, students complete the major requirements by choosing a concentration. Based on a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

The family and child concentration provides background in the process of child and family development and the related issues of prevention and treatment. This concentration is directed toward students who are preparing for bachelor’s-level work with children and families and/or graduate study.

Family and Child Concentration Requirements18 units
Required Courses18 units
PSYC 345
Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development
3
PSYC 355
Psychology of Adult Development
3
PSYC 410
Psychology of Exceptional Children
3
PSYC 445
Psychology of the Family
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
3
- or -
PSYC 475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 430
Intervention Strategies with Children
3
- or -
PSYC 450
Counseling
3
Recommended Courses18 units
PSYC 390
Cognition
3
PSYC 440
Psychology of Religion**
3
PSYC 462
Advanced Research and Statistical Methods
3
SOC 230
Comparative Family Systems*
3
SOC 358
Human Diversity*
3
SOCW 310
Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) I^
3
SOCW 311
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II^
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
^Both classes must be taken to fulfill General Education requirements.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.